NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: The day before the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, Christian preacher Terry Jones (C) lectures a crowd in Times Square about his strong critisim of Islam, on September 10, 2011 in New York City. Calling Islam a 'false religion,' a radical Jones supervised the burning of a Koran, the holy book of Islam, on March 20, 2011. In response to the buring of the Koran, protestors in the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-i-Sharif attacked a United Nations Assistance Mission, killing at least 12 people, including at least 7 U.N. workers. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Op-Docs series on the New York Times has published a number of great videos, including some by famous documentarians like Errol Morris—most notably, perhaps his six-and-a-half-minute stunner about a man with an umbrella who is visible in footage of the Kennedy assassination.
The footage above was
filmed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady last year, a day before the 10 th anniversary of 9/11. Terry Jones, who has made himself semi-famous for his hateful rants about Islam, was in New York to spread his odious version of the gospel. He was countered by the gospel of the Beatles, still powerful 50 years later.